Leah Browning is the author of Two Good Ears, a mini-book of flash fiction from Silent Station Press, as well as three short nonfiction books and six chapbooks. Her fiction and poetry have previously appeared in Four Way Review, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Harpur Palate, Flock, The Threepenny Review, The Homestead Review, Superstition Review, Necessary Fiction, Newfound, Chagrin River Review, Oyster River Pages, The Stillwater Review, The Broadkill Review, Glassworks Magazine, Mud Season Review, Blood Orange Review, Belletrist Magazine, and elsewhere. Browning's work has also been published on materials from Broadsided Press and Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf, with audio and video recordings in The Poetry Storehouse, and in several anthologies including The Doll Collection from Terrapin Books, To Have and to Hold from Center Street/Hachette Book Group USA, and Nothing to Declare: A Guide to the Flash Sequence from White Pine Press. In addition to writing, Browning serves as editor of the Apple Valley Review. “Elise in Croatia” is the third of three linked stories.